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Boston University School of Law

Overall School Rating
17 Ratings

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“Student”
April 2018FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Great professors and study abroad opportunities. I felt like I learned a lot and professors had a focus on teaching.

Downers

I thought the career office wasn't really up to par compared to some other law schools. They helped with OCI, but generally couldn't really help. The various clubs/organizations were more informative.

Comments

Take advantage of the various events and clubs--those organizations expose you to various events in Boston and various people that will help you in your career.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great school”
March 2017FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Excellent young professors who do not just read off of outlines they've had for 20 years.

Downers

With the quality of its school and ranking it could do more to place students on the West Coast. Finding a job in Boston, New York and Philly is much easier than LA or SF.

Comments

Previously, one of the biggest downsides of going to BU Law was the facility itself. With new upgrades, it should be back in the top 20 soon.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“BUSL”
August 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Heavily geared towards getting students into Big Law and, on the other end of the spectrum, into public interest positions.

Downers

Not much attempt to work the middle of the job spectrum - the band between big law or public interest

Comments

Being in Boston itself is a big perk. Visiting firm events, interviewing, etc... are made much easier.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Great School, Changing with the Legal World”
July 2015FORMER STUDENT
Uppers

Positive social climate.

Awesome professors.

Great hands on transactional experience (contract drafting, for instance).

Responsive Administration.

The Career Services has gotten noticeably better.

Downers

The lack of engaged alumni from the years 1985-2000.

Comments

It's a great school for students seeking to be in Boston or New York, and decent for those seeking to work in California and DC.

Would You Recommend

Yes

“Mostly satisfied”
June 2015CURRENT STUDENT
Uppers

Nice building, good faciilties, good staff, decent career services office.

Downers

While most of the professors are attentive, a few are less than stellar.

Comments

The school seems to have enough reach in the Boston area and major markets that if you get decent enough grades (top third or better), you'll get a job.

Would You Recommend

Yes

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Socratic method, range of theory and practice, students aren't very competitive with each other. The environment is collaborative. The clinics are phenomenal. Profs have discretion when setting the curve for their class and many set it high, providing for the maximum number of As in the class. Fantastic faculty.

Level

1

Graduation Year

2012

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

Socratic Method with virtually every class. Competetive but not as bad as I'd heard. Faculty was incredible. They love teaching and do it very well and really care about the students. Great clinical program. A wide variety of well-regarded journal options.

Graduation Year

2007

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

The professors were fantastic. Classes were available in both theoretical and practical subject areas. Lectures were taught by socratic method, and smaller classes had more of a discussion setting. Students were quite competitive. Clinics are a great opportunity for practical experience

Quality of Life

The facilities are terrible but the administration is trying to improve them. The administration is really great and cares about student quality of life. Cost of living is relatively low and there are great neighborhoods nearby to live in.

Graduation Year

2008

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

professors are great, lots of theory but also practical outlets through clinical work, class sizes are great for seminars, students are competitive but still collegial, faculty are well known for their teaching and also their research, great opportunities for externships

Quality of Life

the facilities are great (although the exterior is not lauded), resources are plentiful, the neighborhood BU is in is safe and also nice, students love Boston and have an enjoyable time, cost of living is a little cheaper than some large cities

Admissions

LSAT, personal statement, letters of recommendation; they really put an emphasis on your personal qualities. For instance, when receiving the admissions letter, it made reference to my interest in working with children (showing they actually do care about your interests).

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

2010VERIFIED STUDENT
Academics

I liked class 1L year but am pretty bored with it at this point.

Admissions

nothing unususal

Level

2

Graduation Year

2011

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